I have worked in the pet care industry for nearly 20 years and have seen the need for an in-home pet care resource for animals other than just dogs and cats. My new business, Duke's Lodge Pet Sitting, will cater to those with exotic animals, livestock, horses, cattle, and of course dogs and cats also. This is very dear to my heart for 2 main reasons: 1) I worked in a boarding kennel and saw the incredible stress it caused on many dogs and cats, especially the senior animals. Additionally, many of my clients shared their frustration for needing to hire multiple people for all their critters 2) I have a long distance marriage but with 3 dogs (one of which is a senior), a cat, 2 goats, and 4 chickens it is practically impossible to travel to see him.
My employees will be required to pass a drug test and thorough background screen. They will also be required to become pet care certified. These are some of the costs that I am requesting help with. Other included costs will be a computer (as mine is 10 years old) with appropriate and needed software. Software will include Quickbooks, Adobe, and Microsoft Office for Small Business.
As a way to give back, I also plan to start up a non-profit organization in conjunction with Duke's Lodge for senior pets to live out their lives in a home with a family that loves them. This will reduce the number of senior pets in the local humane society. Once Duke's Lodge gets off and running with a full staff, I will add the non-profit organization to my website and where client's and employees can donate and help foster.
Please help me help my community but supporting to Duke's Lodge Pet Sitting! Thank you so much for your time and support! <3